Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
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Super Showy Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Black Knight Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight') is an ornamental shrub that is particularly attractive to butterflies. Planting a few in your front yard will ensure a spectacular floral display and impressive gathering of summertime winged visitors. Plant one near a path or patio and you can enjoy its sweet fragrance too.

With a name like Butterfly Bush you might expect a plant to be attractive to butterflies. However this lovely shrub is like a magnet for every butterfly that passes through your garden seeking nectar! The afternoon will bring the best views as the dilute nectar of the honey-scented blossoms is sweetest in midday sun, an irresistible lure to many pollinators.

Your Black Knight Butterfly Bush is a vigorous growing, deciduous shrub that boasts dark purple flowers from mid-summer into fall. It is easy to grow and generally pest-free. It blooms on new growth and should be pruned back to the ground in spring.

If you love flowering shrubs with impressive flowers and the enchanting presence of butterflies in your yard, you can't go wrong with this easy-to-care-for ornamental shrub.

  • Attractive to butterflies
  • Lovely flowers
  • Easy to care for
  • Sweet fragrance
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Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Period Summer
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Required No
Growing Zone Range 5-9
Black Knight Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
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